Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

The bluegrass band that keeps on giving, and giving

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In March 2015 we reported on the charitable work that the Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band was doing. Recently we learned that they had collected over $10,000 in two years. That’s a remarkable achievement. Members of the 11-piece southern Arizona bluegrass band have been […]

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Carter Stanley – 50 Years On

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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December 1, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Carter Stanley, described as an Appalachian mountain musical legend. With the passage of five decades, fewer of us have been alive long enough to have seen Carter Stanley onstage, some may have done so, […]

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Holy Cow is Right: Some Telluride Time with John Cowan

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It is serendipity when one’s name matches one’s being and the natural reaction of all those in his presence. When John Cowan sings any note the reflexive response of all within earshot is “Holy Cow.” Wow. Can anyone’s voice be that good? Yes, Cowan’s can. […]

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Kevin Richardson – Embrace every moment

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This article is a contribution from Kevin Richardson, guitarist with The Larry Stephenson Band. He shares a few words about he has achieved his dream of becoming a professional bluegrass performer. Born in Pinehurst, NC in 1979, I missed some of the best bluegrass ever played. I’m […]

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The Story Behind the Song – Purple Heart 

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In recognition of veterans world-wide, we recall one of the most evocative war songs in the bluegrass music cannon, Curly Seckler’s Purple Heart. As told by Penny Parsons …. Curly Seckler wrote Purple Heart in 1952 when he was based in Lexington, Kentucky, and working […]

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20 Questions with Katy Daley – Blake Williams

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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20 Questions with Katy Daley is a new, ongoing feature here at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation allows, Katy will conduct interviews […]

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Flatt Lonesome is movin’ on up

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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During the World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh last month, we had an opportunity to sit down with bluegrass super-twins, Charli and Buddy Robertson of Flatt Lonesome, and their manager Andrea Roberts. We chatted about their meteoric rise to bluegrass stardom in the past few […]

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20 Questions with Katy Daley – Russell Moore

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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20 Questions with Katy Daley is a new, ongoing feature here at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation allows, Katy will conduct interviews […]

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On This Day #48 – Gary Reid

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On October 2, 1956, Gary B. Reid was born in Olney, Maryland. He spent all of his formative years in Silver Spring, Maryland, graduating from high school and working in a bank there, in Ashton Maryland, and in Burtonsville, Maryland. As he was growing up […]

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On This Day #47 – Bill Monroe

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On this day 20 years ago Bill Monroe passed away. On September 9, 1996, Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, passed away. Today we remember the date as a few members of the bluegrass music community, young and not so young, share some […]

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